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HOLSTEIN NEWS Official Publication of the Ohio Holstein Association

Volume 90 Number 1 JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2018

Published 5 times per year in February, April, June, October and December by the OHIO HOLSTEIN ASSOCIATION P.O. Box 479, Wooster, OH 44691 www.ohioholstein.com Subscription price in the U.S. is $30.00 per year ($10 per year for Junior Members). The NEWS subscription list is filed geographically by town and state. When you change your address, please be sure to give us your old address as well as the new one. Advertising rates available upon request. News and advertising forms close one month preceding date of issue. Address all mail to the: OHIO NEWS P.O. Box 479 • Wooster, OH 44691 330-264-9088 • Fax 330-263-1653 Email farm.writer@hotmail.com Send UPS or Fed Ex to 1375 Heyl Rd., Wooster, OH 44691 OFFICE STAFF Executive Director.......................................Tom Thorbahn cell 419-366-8135 crimsonswissrus@aol.com Office Secretary...............................................Diana Miley oholstein@sssnet.com Director, Marketing & Member Services. . David Gunkelman cell 330-464-3259 drgunkelman@yahoo.com Editor.............................................................Melissa Hart cell 517-398-1957 farm.writer@hotmail.com Webmaster......................................................Peter Spike spikeptr@aol.com OFFICERS President: Paul Haskins, Butler....................419-618-4028 Vice President: William Indoe, Lodi.............330-608-9770 Secretary: Suzy Lora, Salem........................330-537-3797 Treasurer: Lisa Mangun, Burbank................330-435-6520 EXECUTIVE BOARD MEMBERS Randall Kiko, Salem - Past President...........330-831-0174 Dallas Rynd, Ashville...................................740-207-5005 Ryan Welch, Polk.........................................419-651-5281

The Board of Directors of the Ohio Holstein Association has adopted the following: “The Mission of the Ohio Holstein Association is to provide services and programs to its members and young people so that they might attain a better living from their involvement with Holsteins.”

Contents A Message From the Executive Director Tom Thorbahn................................................................5 A Message From the President Paul Haskins......................................................................................6 Yesterday’s Cowpath, by Barb Lumley..................................................................................................9 Explore the Shore and More at 2018 National Holstein Convention...................................... 14 BarbWire, Meeting Deadlines by Barb Lumley................................................................................. 15 Ohio Holstein Women............................................................................................................................. 16 On the National Front.............................................................................................................................. 18 Ohio Holstein Marketing Buzz by Dave Gunkelman.................................................................... 18 Ohio Holstein Convention Schedule.................................................................................................. 23 All-Ohio Winners..................................................................................................................................26-33 Holstein Grapevine................................................................................................................................... 40 Ohio Holstein Breeders Make the List................................................................................................ 42 Meet the Candidate.................................................................................................................................. 42 From Your Editor........................................................................................................................................ 57 Spring Dairy Expo Entry Form & Information............................................................................ 60-62 Calendar of Events.................................................................................................................................... 64 Index to Advertisers................................................................................................................................. 65 Ohio Holstein Convention Tour Stops: Plain-Knoll Welcomes Holstein Breeders.......................................................................................... 10 Wabash-Way Holsteins: Staying the Course.................................................................................... 11 The Indian-Stone Evolution................................................................................................................... 52

NATIONAL DIRECTOR Mike Jones 760 East 450 North, Marshall, IN 47859. . . . 765-592-0644 BOARD MEMBERS Dist. 1 Gary Kibler, Warren...........................330-770-8014 Dist. 2 Rod Campbell, Minerva....................330-862-2028 Dist. 3 John Hartline, Whipple.....................740-236-7240 Dist. 4 Jen Bouton, Mt. Vernon....................740-507-8271 Dist. 5 Dallas Rynd, Ashville........................740-207-5005 Dist. 7 Scott Sprunger, Dalton.....................330-465-0622 Dist. 7 Joe Miley, West Salem......................330-263-7814 Dist. 8 Ryan Welch, Polk..............................419-651-5281 Dist. 9 Joe Cole, Bloomville..........................740-396-0454 Dist. 10 Open Dist. 11 Kristy Ackley, East Liberty...............937-666-5502 Dist. 12 Kurt Topp, New Breman..................330-464-4960 Dist. 13 Open Dist. 14 Eric Topp, Wapakoneta....................419-953-3427 Dist. 15 Donald Bickel, New Vienna.............937-218-2697 Postmaster: Send address changes to: Ohio News, P.O. Box 479, Wooster, OH 44691

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Just For The Juniors The Queen’s Corner, by Victoria Deam.............................................................................................. 56 Queen’s Contest Information................................................................................................................ 56 Junior News Update, by Maggie Mathews...................................................................................... 58 2018 Ohio Convention Raffle................................................................................................................ 59

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Welcome to western Ohio! Districts 13 and 14 have planned a fun filled Ohio Holstein Convention on March 9th and 10th and on the itinerary is a tour of Wabash Way, Plain-Knoll and Indian-Stone Registered Holsteins. Learn more about each dairy and their breeding philosophies on pages 10-12 and 52. Also in this issue are the winners of the All-Ohio and Junior All-Ohio contests on pages 26-33. We thank Coba Select Sires for sponsoring these pages!

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From The Executive Director By Tom Thorbahn As I write this, there is a definite January chill in the air. We’ve had some really cold weather in late December and early January. My thoughts are with each of you in your difficult task of taking care of those Holsteins each day. The Ohio Holstein Annual Meeting is March 9 and 10, at the Days Inn and Conference Center in Sidney. The members from District 13 and 14 have been working hard to put on a great weekend to showcase their districts. The Convention Sale on March 9 begins at 11:00 A.M. at the Shelby County Fairgrounds in Sidney. Dave Gunkelman and the Sale Committee have worked hard to put together another great group of Holsteins. You’ll find ads in this issue for animals in the sale; if you would like a catalog, call the office. There will be something for every buyer: index, show, or just to add milk to your tank. Following the sale will be a drive it yourself tour to herds in the districts. The herds are Plain-Knoll Holsteins, Wabash-Way Holsteins, the Terry Stammen Family, and Indian Stone Farms, the Henry Family. There will be a meal sponsored during the farm tours. After the tours relax at the Days Inn visiting with Holstein friends from around the state. On Saturday, March 10 will be the Ohio Holstein Association meeting, the Ohio Holstein Junior Meeting, and the Ohio Holstein Women’s meeting. Reports from the committees and staff, election of officers, and any other business of the association. This is your chance to express your concerns to the board and officers. Please note the pages in this issue for all the details. Following closely on the heels of the Annual Meeting is Spring Dairy Expo, March 28th to 31st. This is a great place to visit fellow Ohio dairymen and see some great cattle of all breeds. I received a text from National Director, Steve Moff, following the National Board of Directors meeting in November, that the board has accepted the proposal from Ohio to hold the 2021 National Holstein Convention in Canton, Ohio. Julie and I will begin thinking about committees for the convention, if you have a committee you would be interested in, let us know. We will also be meeting with the folks from the Football Hall of Fame and the Canton Visitors Bureau to begin finalizing our plans. We will have more at the Convention. Hope to see you in March. 5

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A Message From The President

YOUR OPPORTUNITY...

By Paul Haskins

The cattle breeding business is a people business, and it’s these people who make it so interesting; passionate breeders with varied breeding philosophies, but all have the end goal of creating a superior Holstein cow. And it doesn’t stop with just the breeders. “People” includes the whole support team, which frequently involves the many business providers that pull into your driveway. They are usually much more than just vendors to your operation, they are your friends, advisors, mentors, confidantes, and cheerleaders who help you navigate through the good and bad times of the dairy industry. The business lost a true friend in Dr. Tye Henschen last November. Tye was a great flush vet and a Buckeye through and through. I ran into Tye from time to time in my farm visit travels, and he was always a joy to speak with and usually had the latest scoop on Ohio State football. I recently learned several interesting things I did not previously know about Tye: Did you know that he grew up showing Guernseys from his farm in NW Ohio? Did you know that he not only received his DVM degree from OSU, but that he also taught classes in the College of Veterinary Medicine? Did you know that he was part of the process that brought Lutalyse to the marketplace? Maybe you did know these things already; I find tidbits like this interesting. Two of his clients and close friends, Jeremy Elsass and Nevin L’Amoreaux, are working on a show award honoring Tye, stay tuned for more details. Acts of kindness like this once again illustrate the people business that we are in. Please make plans to attend the state Holstein convention March 9-10 in Sidney, Ohio; it will be an excellent venue to start and renew those people business relationships. The folks in Districts 13 and 14 are working hard to host an outstanding event; please refer to page 27 for registration and more details.

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Yesterday’s Cowpath Leading up to the 100th Anniversary of the Ohio Holstein Association, Barb Lumley will be writing a special column featuring special points in time for the Ohio Holstein Association. Enjoy your walk down Yesterday’s Cowpath. By Barb Lumley The following items are taken from Holstein-Friesian World March 4, 1922: From the Annual Report of H. C. Barker, Field Secretary for Ohio: ANNUAL MEETING On Wednesday, February 2nd, 1921 at Townsend Hall, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, the first annual meeting of the Ohio Holstein Association was held. The meeting was attended by 100 Ohio breeders who took much interest in the excellent program rendered. The program included a very interesting talk by Prof. R .R. Welch, Pa. State College on the subject of “Bull Association”. The plan, manner of organization, advantages, etc. of bull associations were thoroughly discussed by Mr. Welch. As a result of this talk we now have several communities that are getting ready for bull associations and I believe in this next year we will see several associations in operation in Ohio. Several other interesting talks were given by Prof. O. O. Erf, the late Peter Small, Dr. Theodore Burnette, Chas. McIntire, State Agriculturist and others. The entire Executive Board were re-elected to succeed themselves. MEMBERSHIP CAMPAIGN On February 12th telegrams were sent out to some 30 representative breeders of Ohio calling a special meeting for February 14th to discuss the plans for the membership campaign, which was to be started the evening of the 14th in Seneca County. After an all day’s session and a thorough discussion of the entire plans it was finally decided to go ahead with the membership

campaign on a 3 year basis at $1 per head for purebreds and 25 cents for grades with a minimum membership fee of $5. It was voted at this meeting that 20% of the membership dues should revert back to the county organization. The campaign lasted nearly 4 weeks during which time 122 meetings were held. There were 3 teams of 2 men in the team, most of them Ohio breeders who conducted the meetings holding 1 to 3 meetings a day. Due to the terrible condition of the roads at that time many of the breeders were unable to attend the meetings. In the campaign 66 counties were reached with a total attendance of 829 breeders. Of these 697 signed up for membership for three years in the Ohio Holstein-Friesian Association. The campaign was a decided success. It not only put the State Association on a sound financial foundation, but a little nucleus was started in 66 counties, many of which have already grown beyond all expectation.

PA March 20,21,22,23, 1922 Ohio consignments include two large record daughters of King of the Pontiac’s son from Daisy Hill Farms, Jas. A. Reynolds, Chagrin Falls, Ohio; the Ohio State Champion for 30 days of butter, Hiram Hill Ramona Pontiac 2nd consigned by L. W. Nichols, Garrettsville, Ohio; and The Ona Company, Chardon, Ohio consigns “The Best Blood of the Ona’s” Meadow Holm Ona Beauty, a bull born July 4, 1921. An excellent individual, almost all white. His six nearest dams average – Butter 1118.71. Also, a yearling heifer and one of the flashiest individuals in the herd. Dispersal sale Saturday March 18 at 12 o’clock – Twenty-two head including herd sire, King Ladage Korndyke Pet. Also, registered Guernsey herd. Tuscara Farms, New Philadelphia, Ohio. New Philadelphia may be reached by B. and O., Pennsylvania, and Northern Ohio traction lines.

News of public sales: MILLER DISPERSAL SALE AVERAGES $300 One of the best small sales of the present season was the Claire I. Miller dispersal of thirty one head of purebred Holsteins sold on February 6, at Granger, Medina County, Ohio, which is twenty miles south of Cleveland. The top price was $625.00 paid by the Ohio State University of Columbus for the 25 lb. cow, Rose Hill Frenesta. She is sired by Rose Hill Pontiac Pietertje, a son of King of the Pontiacs. F. C. Brandt of Oberlin, Ohio paid $600 for Elsie Teake Korndyke Kol Pledge. Davis Brothers of Bath, Ohio paid $520 for a yearling daughter of the Miller Senior Herd Sire, Wellington Johanna Hengerveld. The thirty-one head sold brought a total of $9,275. March 22, 1922 Burton, Ohio, 30 Registered Holsteins, Elmside Farm Dispersal, R. L. Facey, owner Third Brentwood National Show and Sale, Philadelphia,

CLUB NOTES Ohio has been assigned a quota of 12 consignments for the National Sale at Kansas City in June 1923. Nominations of delegates for the Annual Convention of the Holstein-Friesian Association of America at Kansas City next June close March 9. September 25th to October 1st are the dates for the thirteenth Annual Dairy Cattle Congress to be held at Waterloo, Iowa, the show’s permanent home.

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Ohio Holstein Convention Tour

Plain-Knoll Holsteins Welcomes Ohio Holstein Breeders

“Registered Holsteins provide something for everybody, from the most dedicated show herds, to registered breeders, to the commercial dairy farmers. I have wondered how necessary crossbreeding is when we can select for the extreme traits that we want to gain from crossbreeding, but still have our pure Holstein cow.” – Steve Buschur, Plain-Knoll Holsteins By Melissa Hart Plain-Knoll Holsteins, the Buschur family is no stranger to Ohio Holstein breeders and this year, they are hosting a farm tour for the Ohio Holstein Convention to be held on Friday, March 9th. Plain-Knoll Holsteins in New Weston, is home to approximately 690 milking Registered Holsteins, along with about 100 dry cows, 850 heifers, and 120 bulls, raised on different farms. The 1250 acres they farm provides most of their forage needs for the dairy. The four brothers, Pat, Jake, Jim and Steve Buschur along with an ‘outstanding’ group of employees and more than two dozen nieces and nephews over the years, keep the dairy running smoothly. Steve’s daughter Mackenzie Bertke, works with the genetic and IVF business where they recently opened a satellite facility with Trans Ova Genetics. (Featured in the Sept-Oct 17 issue of the Ohio Holstein News) Milking three times per day in a double 20 parallel parlor, the breeding 10 10

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decisions for the herd have been based on the best genetics available. “I select for the highest GTPI and have used almost exclusively genomic young sires for the past several years because they have proven to be superior cattle in our herd due to the more modern genetics.” Steve continued, “I look at production, milk, fat and protein pounds first and try to avoid bulls that aren’t really good on health traits, especially DPR and SCS.” Strong but not necessarily tall cows are what they want at Plain-Knoll, Steve explained, “I am looking for moderate sized cattle with plenty of strength and depth with enough angularity to balance them out. On our facility, we need good feet and legs. I breed for wide, level rumps when I can and, of course, beautiful, functional udders with some space between the rear teats. I am concerned that our future generations of cows may get too posty in the legs.” The Plain-Knoll brand looks like a hard-working, strong, healthy, trouble-free, long lasting cow. Steve empha-

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sized, “Who doesn’t admire a cow that can milk 40,000 pounds, stay healthy, breed back and make it look easy?! Of course, we have plenty that don’t fit that ‘brand!’” Marketing genetics is an evolving process but when it comes down to it, the Buschurs rely on time tested relationships and selling good cattle. Steve explains, “Over the years we have developed many trusting relationships around the world and this has led to many friendships as well as many marketing opportunities. Being that we are not active in consignment sales we rely on word of mouth, advertising in several publications, and past business dealings to keep the business growing.” There have been several marquee cow families developed at Plain-Knoll, “The best cow we have bred and probably ever worked with is Plain-Knoll Mogul Mariah.” Steve continued, “She is the dam of King Royal, Advance, Jaguar, and Revolt. We are also working with a numContinued On Page 12 Summer 2015


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Wabash-Way Holsteins: Staying the Course Terry and Marcia Stammen began working on developing an elite herd of Registered Holsteins early in their marriage and in 1980 they registered their prefix “Wabash-Way”. Today all four of their children are working in the dairy industry.

Wabash-Way Holstein Farm, is located in Wabash township, bordering the Wabash River in northern Darke County. It is owned and operated by Terry Stammen and family. With a goal of developing an elite herd of profitable cattle that excelled in production, type and longevity, Terry Stammen’s passion for dairy cattle started early. He grew up on the 185-acre dairy farm which was first purchased by his father in 1938. He worked alongside his father on the dairy throughout his childhood. As his father began focusing more on crop farming, and growing swine and beef operations, Terry realized his interest remained in dairy. In 1974, he remodeled the existing milking parlor and began milking 40 grade Holsteins. It was in 1980 that Terry and his wife Marcia, along with their growing family purchased the farm, registered the prefix “Wabash-Way,” and they began working toward breeding great cat-

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While there have been many physical changes over the years, their goals have remained the same. The farm now consists of 450 acres, 420 milking cattle, and 400 heifers. The milk cows are housed in a drive through free stall building and milked in a double-12 parallel parlor, three times per day. A dry cow barn has been added and a calf and heifer barn was constructed in 2015. Instead of Terry “doing it all,” Wabash-Way now supports four full time and three part-time employees. The herd is fed a TMR that utilizes corn silage and forage produced on the farm and the current RHA is 29,945M 3.7 % 1150F 3.1% 934P. The milk is direct shipped to the Dannon Yogurt plant less than 20 miles away. When selecting bulls for breeding, the present focus is type and productive life to enhance longevity. Working with registered cattle provides genetic

information to aide with breeding decisions. To thrive, (or survive), in the dairy business, the Stammens believe it is important to stay open minded, and continually make improvements—always looking for “what can be done better.” They strive to operate as a team, an efficient and profitable business that produces high quality milk and cattle and also create a positive image of the dairy industry. Two individuals that still remain influential in the herd are the Shottle daughters Wabash-Way Emilyann VG88 and Wabash-Way Andreanna VG87. Emilyann was ranked the number 1 CTPI and GTPI cow of the breed in August 2008, and Andreanna was ranked second. Several animals in the herd can be traced back to these high genomic bull mothers. Another favorite that has made an impact on the herd through her offspring is Dam of Merit, Gaige

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Plain-Knoll Holsteins Welcomes Ohio Holstein Breeders Continued From Page 10

ber of her daughters and granddaughters now.” They also have well over 150 descendants of Shottle Mindy, mostly through her daughter Bookem Modesto, the grandam of Jedi, Jett, and many more. “We are currently working with daughters from our top families out of Zamboni, Legendary, Ferdinand, Jedi, Modesty, Lylas, and others,” Steve mentioned. Working through the tough times of low prices in the dairy industry is difficult for everyone, “We try to make good decisions and don’t buy things we don’t need, you should see our pick-up trucks!” Steve continued, “I sympathize with the dairy men and women who are in the process of getting started or growing to meet greater needs because the debt load could be overwhelming during these difficult times.” Steve added, “Being well established and not in expansion mode takes some pressure off of us. Being slightly diversified with genetics and selling breeding bulls, embryos, and extra dairy cows also helps.”

S-S-I Bookem Modesto 7269-ET VG-87 DOM has been a herd favorite at Plain-Knoll as the granddam of the top 48 young genomic bulls in 2015.

While the Buschurs have made some improvements to their facilities they have gotten much more aggressive with their genetics. “We built an IVF fa-

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Outside Toostie EX 94. Toostie is the highest scored daughter of the popular tanbark cow, Gaige Highlight Tamara EX 97. She has produced several VG and EX daughters at Wabash-Way. The herd has received numerous milk quality awards, Progressive Breeder Registry Awards, and Progressive Genetic Awards. Terry has served on the state Holstein board and received the Ohio Progressive Breeder Award in 2012. He is currently serving as a member of the Ohio Dairy Producer Association Board, The Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board, and DHI Co-op Board. It is the Stammen Family’s involvement with registered Holsteins that has provided them with learning opportunities and the development of many friendships. All four children grew up 12

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helping with daily farm chores, and exhibiting Wabash-Way cattle at local, state, and national shows. They are graduates of The Ohio State University and are active in the dairy industry. It might be said that their involvement with the Holstein breed may have led them to their present-day occupations. Eldest daughter, Elizabeth is employed as a veterinarian at Select Sires, Emily is employed as a calf and heifer specialist for Land ‘O Lakes, Zach is a dairy nutritionist with Barton & Kiefer Associates, and Allison is Communications manager for Mideast Dairy. Although all are employed off the farm, they remain contributors to the operation, whether it be helping with daily chores, balancing rations, calf care, herd health, breeding, consultation, or advertising. These days, Terry & Marcia can often be found at ringside watching their grandchildren exhibiting—the sweetest reward of all!

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cility this past summer which is a satellite of Trans Ova, so that made things much easier. We need to continue to find ways to make the cows more efficient and profitable and healthy,” commented Steve. Why does the Buschur family continue to dairy? “The easy answer would be to say, ‘I have no idea’ but the truth is that it is very rewarding to work with the remarkable Holstein cow and to work the land.” Steve continued, “As most of you know, farming has a way of getting into our blood which makes it easier to be resilient during the difficult times. I have found that despite all of our daily frustrations and challenges, something good happens every day...we just need to notice and appreciate them.” Steve concluded, “However, the most important thing to me is that there is no other way of life that I can think of that makes it easier to grow closer to God.”



Explore the Shore at the National Holstein Convention

Traverse City, MI -- Make plans to join Holstein enthusiasts from coast to coast in Traverse City, Michigan for the 2018 National Holstein Convention on June 29th -July 3rd. Sun, sand, sailing and a great cattle sale are just a few of the fun adventures that await attendees this year as they explore the Michigan shoreline and everything Michigan has to offer. Cars may be king in Michigan, but agriculture is the crowned prince as the second largest industry in Michigan. In addition, the Great Lakes State is second only to California in diversity of agricultural crops produced in the nation. Everyone will be descending on the

Cherry Capital of the world to enjoy the Grand Traverse Resort and Spa. Golf, tennis, swimming and relaxing in a spa are all options available at the resort. The Host Day Farm Tours will include four dairies that are unique in their operation. Hidden Hills Dairy, Yonkman’s Dairy, Bosscher Dairy and Ber-Sher Dairy will be the featured farms in addition to a Michigan Holstein Breeder’s Showcase where breeders from around the state will send one of the outstanding individuals to be on display for convention goers. The convention sale will be held on Monday, July 2nd in the hotel ballroom with

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the cattle housed on the resort grounds. David Rama and Daniel Brandt along with the convention sale committee are lining up an outstanding offering of cattle fit for the National Convention Sale. As the Michigan Holstein Association finalizes their plans for this annual event, you can prepare as well by making your hotel reservations at the Grand Traverse Resort and Spa. Contact the Grand Traverse Resort and Spa at 800.236.1577 to make your room reservations. Room Reservation Details Hotel Guest room $149 Tower Guestroom $179 Studio Condominium $199 One Bedroom Condominium $219 Two Bedroom Condominium $259 Three Bedroom Condominium $309 • Rates plus 11% tax and Resort Fee of $9.95 per night • Ask for Holstein Association Room Rate - promocode NHC0618 • Rates are available until June 1, 2018 Subject to availability For complete details of the convention visit www.michiganholstein.com.

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Meeting Deadlines will bring the beginning of many activities for Ohio Holstein Association members and dairymen everywhere. The Ohio Holstein Convention Sale and Annual Meeting are to be held March 9-10, 2018 at Sidney, Ohio. The events will be hosted by the District 13 and District 14 Holstein Clubs. They have made plans for an outstanding convention that will feature activities for everyone and includes tours to farms after the sale. Dave and his helpers have assembled an exceptional group of consignments for the Convention Sale. There will be approximately 60-65 registered By Barb Lumley We have had some rough days for everyone Holsteins to sell, all ages, with great pedigrees and especially for those who have to milk and take and from the top sires. There will be several high care of cows every day. As I sit here looking out my sliding genomic consignments, up to +2868 GTPI. Daughters of wellglass door, it is a cold, windy day with lots of snow on the known show winners will be featured, including daughters of ground and roads that are dangerous. I can tell there is lots the show type sires Doorman and Solomon and bred heifers of wildlife in my area. I have seen birds, squirrels, some lost and young cows with top production behind them. This sale geese, my yard is filled with rabbit and coyote tracks, and there are trails made by many deer from the top of my highest will give breeders the opportunity to purchase outstanding hill all the way down to the creek below my house. I now consignments from far and wide. A recent email from Melissa reminded me that my column was due January 15. It is now January 20 and I know that Melissa is waiting with bated breath for me to send her an exciting, interesting, possibly humorous column and here I sit with no great ideas! I just hope that this time neither the postal service nor the printer will mess things up and we can get the JanuaryFebruary issue of the Ohio Holstein News out to members on time. I am beginning to think that someone is practicing voodoo or has cast a spell over the Ohio News!

have “Scaredy Cat”, a black cat that either just wandered in or was dropped off a few weeks ago. I first saw the cat on my deck and when I opened the sliding glass door it took off like a shot and leaped off the end of the deck which is about six feet high! Hence the name! I had to put my 14 year old Black Lab/Heeler and my 15 year old Border Collie to sleep over a year ago and I haven’t had any pets since, even though I really miss having my dogs. I don’t do house cats, but I it doesn’t look like Scaredy Cat will soon want to become one! Having Scaredy Cat to feed and water as my morning chore these days is rather enjoyable.

It is important for all members to attend the annual meeting on Saturday. It is an opportunity for everyone to learn and discuss the business of the Ohio Holstein Association. There will be the business meeting, election of officers, awards presented, a delicious luncheon and the fun auction held by the Ohio Holstein Women. Being involved is what keeps your association strong and gives you the opportunity to express your concerns and ideas. It is a time to get together with old friends and to make new ones. It is going to be an exciting and busy year for Ohio Holstein members. I hope you are planning to be there! I am looking forward to it!

It is hard to believe that, as I am writing this, spring is only 58 days away, but I know everyone is ready for it! March

Now, I have to write that exciting, interesting, maybe humorous column! Melissa is waiting!

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We’re Going to Be Busy! We are excited to have a full slate of activities during the Ohio Holstein Women Annual Meeting on March 10th in conjunction with the OHA Convention. This year at the convention we’re planning an “As the Experts” seminar to get more “plugged in” and take advantage of today’s technology. We’ve asked Jackie Bickel, Emma Mathews, and Becci Hartline to be our expert panel. Jackie will teach us how to put together a Holstein farm ad, how to set up a Facebook page and how to design a webpage. Emma’s expertise is in taking quality pic-

tures of your family, cows, farm and using them well. Becci teaches computer skills in the Marietta Public School system and will share with us how to collaborate with each other via email or Google Doc. Have you learned to register your animals on-line? Do you check the Ohio Holstein website regularly? Are you willing to communicate with other Ohio Holstein Women, collaborating on projects, sharing calf raising tips, giving support to young moms and dads on the farm? These topics can be shared among Ohio Holstein Women if we have the proper tools.

Our state is slated to host the National Holstein Convention in 2021. These skills may be just what we need to plan a successful time for our guests. As Becci says to her students,” You don’t have to be in the same room, the same town, the same state to collaborate successfully on a project.” So, come, bring your smartphone, laptop, device. Teach us, help us to learn from each other and let’s enjoy the communication skills we have. The Ohio Holstein Women are scheduled for the yearly meeting at 8 AM Saturday March 10. We’ll be exploring these computer skills directly after our business meeting, up to the time of the Midday Dinner meeting. If you have any questions or problems you would like us to address, email our OHW secretary at saraawt@gmail.com. I, Sara, promise you I don’t have the skill or knowledge, but together we probably will. Sara Twining Ohio Holstein Women **REMINDER** If you have auction items for the OHW’s annual auction, please remember to bring them to the meeting. Our auction proceeds have been a great instrument in providing scholarships to young people in the dairy industry.


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On the National Front I had planned to give a report from the Junior Advisory Committee. However, the meeting was cancelled because of weather (cancelled flights). I have had several emails from Kelli Dunklee with information about the Junior contests at the National Holstein Convention. Distinguished Junior Member and Young

Ohio Holstein Marketing Buzz by Dave Gunkelman, OHA Marketing and Sales Manager Hello Ohio Holstein Members! Its convention time, which is a very exciting time for all of us members. It’s a chance for us to get together and talk about what has been going on this past winter and also what is ahead for this spring and summer.

Distinguished Member applications are due March 1st. Entries for Dairy Bowl and Dairy Jeopardy are due April 1st. Prepared Public Speaking and Folding display application forms are due May 1st. Banners and both the digital and traditional scrapbooks are to be in place no later than 8 am on June 30th. Start making your plans for the National Convention hosted by the State up north June 29th to July 3rd. Hotel Reservations can be made anytime now at the Grand Traverse Resort and Spa, Acme, MI (800-2361577). With the Convention in a neighboring state, it’s a great opportunity to observe how they are doing things and prepare for Convention 2021 in Ohio. The top BAA herds are listed at

I am super excited for the Ohio Holstein Convention Sale on March 9th in Sidney. This will be one of the best, if not the best lineup ever for a state sale! Check out our ad in this issue of the Ohio News and keep a look out for the Sale Catalog any day now. I want to thank Eric Topp, Ken Janes and Phillip Topp as they have worked very hard with myself on bringing in such a great lineup of deep pedigreed consignments for this sale. There is not an animal that will disappoint! I look forward to seeing all of you at the convention, and please feel free to contact myself or Diana at the office for your catalog and it will be available at www.ohioholstein.com, www.dairyagendatoday. com and cowbuyer.com. Sincerely, Dave Gunkelman Director of Marketing & Member Services 330-464-3259 drgunkelman@yahoo.com 18

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the Holstein Association, USA website. Congratulations to nine Ohio herds listed in the top 200 herds in the Nation. (Triple-T 113.7, ToppView 113.0, Nelson Dairy 111.2, Eric Havens 110.2, Jeff Knoop 110.2, Molly McGuire 110.1, John Mark Weaver 109.9, David Klingensmith 109.4, Velvet View 109.4) As you have probably heard Holstein members Identified an all time high number of animals. Increasing in Registrations and Basic IDs. Many of you know or had contact with Pete Cole long time employee in Brattleboro. Peter retired January 5th. Any questions give me a call or text 614-205-7179. The next National Board meeting is in March. Steve Moff HAUSA Director smouric@aol.com or 614-205-7179


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Ohio State ATI Building Leaders for the Dairy Industry with applied learning experiences! 2017 Ohio State ATI Dairy Challenge Results Ohio Dairy Challenge-15 teams October 20-21, 2017 Shreve, Ohio

Adam Miley, Christian Steiner, Cole Courtney, Brady Weaver Second place, Novice Division Kyle Daughterty, Nate Leland, Courtney Lund, Rianne Kruiter Second place, Experienced Division During the Dairy Challenge events, students visit a host farm and evaluate all aspects of the dairy operation, identifinng strengths and weaknesses. Teams present their findings to a panel of judges, comprised of industry people and the farm ownership/managment team. Teams are evaluated on their ability to identify stengths and problems, determine solutions and present the information to the judges. Thank you to Jim and Ann Obrecht, Jiman Farm, Shreve, Ohio for hosting the Ohio Dairy Challenge Contest. Northeast Regional Dairy Challenge October 26-28, 2017 Auburn, New York

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Ohio Holstein Association, Inc.

98th Convention & Annual Meeting Schedule of Events March 9 & 10, 2018 Sidney, Ohio

Friday, March 9, 2018 11:00 a.m. 3:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m.

Ohio Holstein Convention Sale, Featuring District 13 & 14 Consignments (Lunch Stand Available) Shelby County Fairgrounds, 665 S Highland Avenue, Sidney, OH 45365 Farm Tour Stops – Buschur Dairy Farms, Inc., The Buschur’s, 14393 Johnson Road, New Weston, OH 45348 Wabash-Way Holsteins, The Stammen’s, 4965 State Route 705, New Weston, OH 45348 Indian Stone Farms, Inc., The Henry’s, 10695 Wolf Road, Versailles, OH 45380 District 13 & 14 Holstein Club Celebration Dinner w/Heavy Hors d’oeuvres, Dairy Bar & Beverages, The Bar Room Ohio Holstein Jr. Association Pizza & Game Night, Atrium Room

Saturday, March 10, 2018

(all of Saturday’s activities are @ the Days Inn Sidney) 6:00 – 10:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast @ Days Inn Sidney Conference Center (for hotel guests only) 7:30 a.m. Dairy Bar Opens – Hallway outside Banquet Room 8:00 a.m. Ohio Holstein Women’s Association Annual Meeting - TBD 8:00 a.m. Memorial Award Interviews – Atrium Room 8:00 a.m. Outstanding Junior Member Interviews – TBD 8:30 a.m. Resolutions Committee Meeting – Banquet Room 9:00 a.m. Ohio Holstein Junior Association Annual Meeting – Atrium Room 9:00 a.m. Ohio Holstein Association Annual Meeting – Banquet Room 10:00 a.m. Ohio Holstein Queen’s Contest Interviews - TBD 10:30 a.m. Junior National Convention Work Session – Atrium Room 11:30 a.m. Awards Luncheon, Ohio Holstein Queen’s Contest Finale & Ohio Holstein Women’s Fun Auction – Banquet Room 3:00 p.m. Ohio Holstein Board of Directors Reorganizational Meeting – Banquet Room

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Her dam: JACHER MAGENTA ROKSTAR-RED VG-86 2-04 305D 3X 20,240M 869F 629P Rokstar’s mat. sister was the R&W Jr. AA Milking Yearling in 2014 & now EX-91/92MS in MI The next dam is a VG Advent with 31,390M 1,457F 897P

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Bill Indoe of Richman Farms (D-8) took a tumble and broke a few ribs and his collar bone. We are hoping for a quick recovery for Bill and his farm help is hoping for the same thing. On Sunday, January 21st, Jake and Megan Hein, Silent Brook Reg. Holsteins, (D-12) had their son, Charles Frederick baptized into the Catholic Church wearing his daddy’s baptismal gown. Congratulations to the Hein family! District 8 Holstein club will be hosting a tag sale on April 14, 2018 at Richman Farms, Lodi, 10 am – 2 pm.

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Make sure to attend the social gathering after the sale and tours on March 9th at the Days Inn in Sidney. The Juniors are selling raffle tickets for several items that will be raffled off at the Ohio State Fair. Contact a junior member for tickets. The following OHA members have been recognized for having leading cows in the Leader Recognition Premier TriStar program: Gasser Farms (D-7), R&P Kiko Family Farms (D-2), Whiteleather Holsteins (D-2), Conrad Farms (D-8), Buscher Dairy (D14), Ja Bob Holsteins (D-15), Campbell Bros. (D-2)

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Ava, daughter of Katie Henson and Matt Lawrence of Mercersburg, PA, is a fan of the Ohio Holstein News. She is seen here checking out the WDE story and her mom says she looked through the magazine several times.



Ohio Breeders Make the List The Holstein Association, USA has released an impressive list of the top 200 Holstein Breed Age Average (BAA%) herds in the nation. Ohio has nine herds on this list. The BAA value provides a way to compare the score of an animal (and herd average) to the average of the breed, taking into account age of the animal and stage of lactation. All animals receive an individual BAA value on your herd classification report, and herds participating in the Classic or Standard options of the Holstein Classification program receive an overall BAA for the herd. Congratulations to the following breeders on this great accomplishment.

Triple-T Holsteins Topp-View Holsteins Nelson Dairy Eric J. Havens LLC Jeffery Alan Knoop Molly J. McGuire John Mark Weaver David L. Klingensmith Velvet-View Farms

113.7 113.0 111.2 110.2 110.2 110.1 109.9 109.4 109.4

Meet the Candidate Candidate for Secretary ETHAN STEINER

The ad deadline for the March/April issue of Ohio Holstein News is March 15

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When Ethan Steiner of Pine-Tree Dairy, Marshallville, D-7, was asked to step up to the plate to run for the office of secretary of the Ohio Holstein Association, he willingly accepted the task, but was quick to say that he would support anyone else who would like to run. He has been a member of the OHA for several years and has been a faithful advertiser in the Ohio Holstein News. Pine-Tree Dairy has sent several sale-topping consignments to the Ohio Holstein sales and they presently milk approximately 800+ Holsteins and genomic test many of their calves.




A Royally Fantastic Year! Jr. All-Ohio Jr. 3-Year-Old Cow

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Thank you to Jim Beardsley, Don and Ben Simpson, and the Ohio River

Syndicate for making these animals available this year, and to Steve Deam for always making them look their best. We also want to thank our show crew - the Specht family, Clay Hershberger, Jared Harding, Chad and Amy Wolfe, and Dick Jenkins - for their help during this great show season!

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Ohio Holstein Convention Tour From Grade Guernseys to Registered Holsteins:

The Indian-Stone Evolution

By Melissa Hart The Western side of Darke County is where Indian-Stone Farms, LLC., calls home. With 325 milking females and the same number of replacement heifers, brothers Charlie and Anton Henry farm 600 acres and on March 9th, they look forward to hosting Ohio Holstein Convention attendees for a farm tour. When their grandfather, Joe Henry, came home from World War II he purchased a farm in Versailles and began milking grade Guernseys and Holsteins. Over the years, the Guernseys were phased out and when his son, Joe, became involved they began identifying the grade Holsteins. The first Registered Holsteins were purchased in 1988 and today they are 100% Registered. In 2013, Charlie and Anton teamed up to form a partnership and bought the majority of their father’s share of the farm. While Charlie and Anton are the farm managers, their parents still support the operation. Joe helps out around the farm and their mom, Sharon, a retired teacher, can be found handling the babysitting duties when needed. 52

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Like many farms, they divide and conquer the work load. On Indian-Stone Farm, Charlie takes care of the breeding and herd health while Anton is in charge of the field work and the accounting. An expansion project was completed four years ago when they went from a double six to a double twelve parlor so they could milk more cows. And in the summer of 2016, they built a new 300 stall sand bedded, flush freestall barn. “It took several years of planning and looking at other setups to come up with our new barn.” Anton continued, “After being in the barn for a year and a half, we all agree, we couldn’t milk cows in any other set up that wasn’t sand bedded with a flush system.” The new facility has been a great addition on several levels, Anton explained, “We estimate we are getting 95-98 percent of the reclaimed sand to reuse in the stalls. The cows love it and our SCC stays at 100 or below.” The Henrys have had their share of success on the tanbark trail as Charlie, Anton and their sister Abby all enjoyed exhibiting cattle. In 2008, they exhibit-

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ed the National Holstein Futurity winner and Reserve Grand Champion at the Ohio State Fair with Indian-Stone Durham Vanna EX-94. Later that Fall she was the 7th place Senior Three-Year-Old at World Dairy Expo and went on to complete her lactation with 44,000 lbs of milk. Vanna was prolific, producing several daughters and granddaughters that still do well in the show ring. Another farm favorite is Indian-Stone Explode Gentry EX-93. “She was a cow that made you jump out of bed every morning just to see how much milk she made from the night before.” Anton continued, “I’ve never been around a cow with her will to produce milk. She had several test days over 220 lbs on twice a day milking with no special treatment and no rBST.” Gentry finished with over 63,000 lbs of milk and 2000 lbs of fat which put her third nationally that year. “We are excited about her daughters that are young milk cows now. They seem to have her will to make milk,” Anton commented. The breeding philosophy has evolved at Indian-Stone, Anton explained, “Always


The Indian-Stone Evolution

getting beat at the state fair by taller animals, we bred for large framed cows, trying to compete. Now we feel our cows are big enough and because we aren’t seeing any economic advantage in having big cows, we are putting more emphasis on heath traits. This is something we didn’t look at 10 years ago” Today, the Henrys don’t necessarily breed for small cows, “we just don’t look for bulls with +4 for stature that we used to fall in love with,” Anton said. Their breeding program incorporates bulls that are two points on type, positive for heath traits and they want to ship high component milk. “High fat and protein test really help the milk check,” Anton commented. In the last few years, Durham, Planet and Mogul have been some of the best bulls they’ve used on their herd. They will soon have fourth lactation Mogul daughters and they are still using him. They recently left the co-op that marketed their milk and began selling straight to the processor. Anton explained, “It seemed every year they came up with more deductions to take away from our final pay price and were doing a poor job of getting contracts with local processors. Hopefully this works out for us, several neighbors did the same.” “In the future we would like to continue to grow, but bigger isn’t always better.” Anton concluded, “It depends on the quality of life, considering the low milk prices and the interest of the next generation.” Anton and his wife Tricia have one son, Max while Charlie and his wife Beth have three boys, Cale, Samuel and Nolan. The entire crew at Indian-Stone is looking forward to welcoming their fellow dairy enthusiasts to the farm for the Ohio Holstein Convention tour.




Queen’s Corner

By Victoria Deam

Hello everyone!! Announcing to you that this will be my last article in the Ohio Holstein News brings both sadness and a great feeling of accomplishment! I have thoroughly enjoyed the year that I have spent representing our beautiful breed as Ohio Holstein Queen. As I crown the new Queen I have lots to look forward to in this new year! I will be graduating high school and heading off to college at Bowling Green State University, majoring in Sales and Service Marketing. I send my best wishes to all of those who I have had the privilege of meeting and talking with throughout the past year. I wish you all luck in this upcoming show season and toughing it out through this cold Ohio

winter. It is my hope that 2018 will bring just as much success, accomplishment, and happiness to the Ohio Holstein Association that 2017 so evidently did. God Bless & See you soon! Victoria

CALLING ALL QUEEN CONTESTANTS! Ohio Holstein Queen Contest Information Eligibility and Expectations: 1. 2. 3.

4. 5.

6. 7. 8. 9.

Contestants must be 16 years of age or older on January 1, 2018 Contestants must be single (not married) throughout their reign Contestants must be members of the Ohio Junior Holstein Association, unless the contestant is ineligible to be a junior member, in which case the contestant should be a member of the Ohio Holstein Association Contestants must be able to attend the 2018 Ohio Spring Dairy Expo, 2018 Ohio State Fair, and 2018 District Holstein Shows During the pageant portion of the contest, taking place during the luncheon at the state convention, the applicants will be expected to be in long formal dresses and have an escort (often a male family member) The Queen will be required to dress in a professional manner at all Ohio Holstein functions The Queen must submit an article to the Ohio Holstein News for each edition throughout her reign Applications must be submitted/ postmarked by February 23rd, 2018. The contest will be held during the state convention on March 10th, 2018 with interviews beginning promptly at 9:00am The applications can be found at bit.ly/2Df8V96, on the Ohio Junior Holstein Association Facebook page, or can be requested via email atmathews.349@osu.edu

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From Your Editor By Melissa Hart It’s been one year since I was allowed the opportunity to serve as your editor of the Ohio Holstein News and I have to say, it’s be a very fun undertaking. Even though I’m from that state to the north, I was welcomed with open arms and I’ve had full cooperation from everyone. Breeders are advertising and your magazine has now piqued the interest of several businesses outside of the state of

The Ohio Holstein Women are now accepting applications for the Ohio Holstein Women’s Scholarship that is awarded each year to a deserving applicant. The purpose statement of the OHW scholarship is to encourage young, qualified people with a high school diploma and a dairy background who are seeking to go on to college or start up or continue a dairy business. This is a $650 scholarship and past recipients may apply.

For details on the application and the list of requirements, contact the OHA office at 330-264-9088 or email: oholstein@sssnet.com. Applications are due to the Ohio Holstein Women by February 23, 2018.

Ohio who also want to advertise, and this can only be attributed to you and how your consistent advertising makes this an interesting magazine. As Registered Holstein breeders, day in and day out, you do your very best to manage your farms. You make countless daily decisions to make your farm a progressive dairy, improve the breed and support your family. With everything that stares you in the face from morning until you drop into bed at night, you still make time to think about your marketing plans. Sure, it may be while you’re waiting for that fresh cow to milk out or while your checking heats, but you’re still dedicated to making sure the word gets out about your improved genetics and what’s happening on your farm. And that is no small task. But you aren’t alone. I’m here to assist you with your advertising and marketing plans and I will help in any way that I can. So, the next time you’re out waiting for the mixer to finish mixing or while your bedding the springer pen, put your phone back in your pocket and start brainstorming about your next ad. Let your imagination go and see what you come up with. And then contact me so we can make your dream a reality and create the the best Holstein magazine in the country! See you in Sidney! Melissa

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Just for Juniors Happy New Year!

By Maggie Mathews, Ohio Junior Holstein Association Reporter Happy New Year fellow Juniors! Ohio’s State Convention is only a short time away and there are plenty of opportunities for you to get involved with the Ohio Junior Holstein Association. The convention will be held at the Days Inn in Sidney on March 9-10th. There will be a game night at the hotel on Friday, March 9th during the Ohio Holstein State Convention for all Ohio Holstein Juniors attending. Plan on lots of food, team-building activities, door prizes and time to meet up with other Juniors. If you’ve had fun at our State Fair Junior events, you’ll want to join us in Sidney for our Junior night! On Saturday, March 10th, we will have our Junior Annual Meeting where we will elect our 2018 Board of Directors and Officer Team. There will also be an opportunity to sign up to attend the National Convention in Michigan this June. So far, there are seven juniors who are planning to attend and participate in Junior competitions. Maggie Mathews is entering public speaking, Emma Mathews and Kinley Topp are entering a digital scrapbook, Keaton Topp and Tori Deam will be completing a display board and Korey Oechsle will be entering the Distinguished Junior Member contest. To date, the Juniors have sold about $400 worth of raffle tick-

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ets. Korey will have tickets at the Annual Meeting for any Junior who wishes to help sell. Winners will be drawn during the Ohio State Fair prior to the selection of Grand Champion Holstein. Mark your calendars for Friday, March 30th! Juniors will be having a meeting during the Spring Dairy Expo at 8:00 pm in the Voinovich building overlooking the show ring. ADA Mideast is sponsoring the dinner that evening, so we will have our meals while we meet. There will also be a booth to sell raffle tickets during the cattle sales at Spring Expo. Sign-up sheets to sell tickets during Expo will be available at the Annual Meeting. If you aren’t able to attend the Annual Meeting and want to help sell tickets, please get ahold of a Junior Director. Looking ahead, we will have a summer meeting on Thursday, June 7 with a location to still be determined, where we will plan events and activities for the Juniors during the Ohio State Fair. Please keep an eye on email and the Junior’s Facebook group page for more details as plans are finalized for our March meeting and other Junior activities. See you all in Sidney for the Annual Meeting!


2021 national Convention Raffle 8' Sullivan's Cadillac Grooming Chute

Donated by Beck's Hybrids and Sullivan's Supply

1 Free Flush

Donated by Pine Tree Dairy

1 Free Photo Setup

Donated by Jenny Thomas w/ Cybil Fisher

$250 Gift Card

Donated by Julie Renner w/ PBS Animal Health

1 Full Page, Color Ad

Donated by Ohio Holstein News Tickets Tickets will be available 1 for $5 at State Convention 5 for $20 and Spring Dairy Expo Sold by Jay and Kyle Ackley, the Dairy Source for High Yielding Beck's

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2018 Spring Dairy Expo Entry Form

Entry Must Be Postmarked by Thursday, March 1, 2018 $25 per animal for entries postmarked on or before 3/1/18. All cattle must be entered in the show to be exhibited. Substitution rules are listed on the rules page.

Please Use One Form Per Exhibitor

*** CATTLE MUST BE IN PLACE BY 7:00 PM ON WEDNESDAY, March 28, 2017 ***

Breed

Class

Male Or Female

Animals Full Registered Name

Registration Number

Sires Full Name Breed

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2018 Spring Dairy Expo Entry Form

Please Use One Form Per Exhibitor:

Farm Name: _________________________________________________________ Exhibitor or Ownership (As Listed on Registration Paper): __________________________________________ If Junior, Age: ________ Email: ______________________________________________________________ Address:_______________________________________________________________ City: _____________________________ State: __________ Zip: ________________ Contact Name: _______________________________ Contact Phone #:______________________________

Entry Fees If Postmarked by March 1, 2018 All Milking & Dry Cows & Heifers, # ________________ x $25 = _____________ Total Enclosed

Entry Fees If Postmarked March 2, 2018 to March 24 All Milking & Dry Cows & Heifers, # ________________ x $50 = _____________ Total Enclosed Blanket Entry for Sales in the Month of March

$100 For ________________________ Sale

Ensures that the first 5 animals sold through sale can be entered at no additional cost. After 5th entry, cost will be the $25 per animal to be paid by new owner. Please include catalog for reference.

Make Checks Payable to: Spring Dairy Expo Mail to: Julie Ziegler, COBA/Select Sires, 1224 Alton Darby Creek Road, Columbus, OH 43228 

All Entries Received the week of the show will be $100, Paid In CASH

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Group Classes added at time of Check In.

This entry will constitute an agreement that the person making it, along with the owner or any of his representatives: (1) are bound by the rules and regulations of the Spring Dairy Expo (SDE), including the National Holstein Show Ring Policy and the enforcement procedure; (2) will accept the final decision of the SDE Committee and/or PDCA Officers on any question arising under said rules and regulations; and (3) agree to hold the SDE and their volunteers, officials, directors, sponsors, employees representatives, and agents harmless for any action taken under said rules and regulations; and harmless for any injury or loss suffered during or in conjunction with the show, whether such injury or loss resulted, directly or indirectly from the negligent acts or omissions of said officials, directors, employees, representatives or agents. I certify by signing this entry that: (1) the information is true and correct; (2) I have the authority to bind all persons with any interest in the entered animal(s) to the terms of this agreement and do so bind them, their heirs, assigns or successors; (3) I and any persons having any interest in the entered animal(s) together with our heirs, assign or successors are bound by the entry provisions; (4) I and any persons having any interest in the entered animal(s) together with our heirs, assign or successors are in good financial standing with SDE and/or the organizations hosting sales, providing goods or services for the SDE event. Printed Name: ___________________________________ Signature:_______________________________________

Questions visit website at www.springdairyexpo.com or call breed representative or Julie at 614-878-5333 OHIO NEWS

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2018 Spring Dairy Expo

Ayrshire, Brown Swiss, Guernsey, Holstein, Jersey, Milking Shorthorn, Red & White Classes Class Name Bull Calf Yearling Bull Champion Bull & Reserve

Birth Date Range 9/01/17 - 12/31/17 9/1/16 - 8/31/17

Spring Heifer Calf Winter Heifer Calf Fall Heifer Calf Summer Yearling Heifer Spring Yearling Heifer Winter Yearling Heifer Fall Yearling Heifer Junior Champion & Reserve Jr. Best Three Females

After 3/1/18 12/1/17 - 2/28/18 09/1/17 - 11/30/17 06/01/17 - 8/31/17 03/01/17 - 5/31/17 12/01/16 - 02/28/17 09/01/16 - 11/30/16

Junior 2 Year Old Senior 2 Year Old Junior 3 Year Old Senior 3 Year Old Intermediate Champion 4 Year Old 5 Year Old Aged Cow 125,000 lbs Class** 150,000 lbs Class** Component Merit Cow Dry Cow Senior Champion & Reserve Grand Champion & Reserve Best Three Females Dam & Daughter Produce of Dam Breeders Herd (Dairy Herd H30)

Best Bred & Owned Premier Exhibitor Premier Breeder

Ayrshire B. Swiss Guernsey Holstein

Jersey

A1 A2 A3

Milking

Shorthorn

M1 M2 M3

See Description

A5 A6 A7 A8 A9 A10 A11 A12

B5 B6 B7 B8 B9 B10 B11 B12

G5 G6 G7 G8 G9 G10 G11 G12

H5 H6 H7 H8 H9 H10 H11 H12

J5 J6 J7 J8 J9 J10 J11

M5 M6 M7 M8 M9 M10 M11 M12

R5 R6 R7 R8 R9 R10 R11 R12

3/1/16 - 8/31/16 9/1/15 - 2/28/16 3/1/15- 8/31/15 9/1/14 - 2/28/15

A13 A14 A15 A16

G13 G14 G15 G16

A18 A19 A20

H13 H14 H15 H16 H17 H18 H19 H20

J13 J14 J15 J16 J17 J18 J19 J20

M13 M14 M15 M16

9/1/13 - 8/31/14 9/1/12- 8/31/13 Prior to 8/31/12 See Description See Description See Description Prior to 8/31/15

B13 B14 B15 B16 B17 B18 B19 B20

R13 R14 R15 R16 R17 R18 R19 R20 R21

See Description See Description See Description See Description See Description See Description See Description

A27

A24 A25 A26

A30 A34 A35

G18 G19 G20

H22

B23 B25 B26

G25 G26

B27

G27

B29

B34 B35

M18 M19 M20

G34 G35

H24 H25 H26 H27 H28 H29 H30 H32 H34 H35

J25 J26

J34 J35

M24 M25 M26

R24 R25 R26

M27 M29 M30

R27 R28 R29 R30

M34 M35

R34 R35 1/17/2018

Component Merit Class - Lifetime Production of at least 7,500 pounds combined fat and protein Jr. Best Three Females-All under 2-yrs- of age, none fresh, all bred with at least one owned by exhibitor. Intermediate Champion-Brown Swiss, Holstein & Red and White class winners 13,14,15,16; Jersey class winners 13, 14, 15. 125,000 Pound Class-cow that has produced at least 125,000 pounds of milk. (Red and White only). 150,000 Pound Class-cow that has produced at least 150,000 pounds of milk. (Holstein only). **Production papers need to be on file with breed respresentatives to participate. Senior and Reserve Senior Champion Female-Winners of classes 13,14,15,16,18,19,20,21,22,23,24 as offered by the respective breeds for those breeds without an Intermediate Champion. Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion Female-winners of Classes 12 & 25. Best Three Females-Three females, any age, all 3 bred and at least one animal owned by exhibitor. Dam & Daughter-Dam and her own daughter, any ages. Produce of Dam-Group to consist of 2 animals, any age, either sex, the produce of one cow. Dam must be named. Best Bred & Owned Premier Exhibitor-The exhibitor winning the most points on not to exceed six animals owned and exhibited by himself in the open single class. See rules page for more details. Premier Breeder-The breeder winning the most points on not to exceed six animals in the open single classes, exhibited by himself and/or other exhibitors. See rules page for more details. 62

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Calendar of Events February 2018 14 23

Kash-In on Valentine’s Day, Tulare, CA Ohio Holstein Queen applications due

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Spring Dairy Expo, Columbus, OH Mid-East Spring National Holstein Show

April 2018 5-9 14 14 14 28

New York Spring Dairy Carousel, Syracuse, NY District 8 Tag Sale, Richman Farms, 7833 Richman Rd., Lodi, OH, 10 am-2 pm District 3 Banquet, New Philadelphia, OH Southern Spring National Holstein Show, Stillwater, OK Midwest Spring National Holstein Show, Madison, WI

May 2018 5 17-18

Celebration at Silvermist Sale, Dallas Rynd and Judy Wolford, Ashville, OH Western Spring National Holstein Show, Richmond, UT

June 2018

29-July 3 National Holstein Convention, Traverse City, MI


Index of Advertisers ADA....................................................................47 Agri-King...........................................................49 Andrews Auctioneer...................................... 5 Bankey, Derek.................................................50 Burkholder, Curvin........................................50 Cargill.................................................................46 COBA/Select Sires..........................................68 Commodity Blenders...................................42 Commodity Specialists................................58 Computermixx...............................................64 Convention Raffle..........................................59 Dairy Agenda Today.....................................19 Daniel Brandt Pedigrees & Marketing....50 Drifty-Hollow Holsteins...............................39 Eileen Lehman.................................................. 5 Etgen-Way Holsteins....................................16 Farmers National Bank.................................13 GENEX.................................................................. 8 Harold’s Equipment......................................48 Hinz-Bos Holsteins........................................49

JaCher Holsteins............................................25 Jaloda Farms....................................................51 Jenneil Holsteins............................................45 Kalmbach Feeds.............................................67 Kidron Auction...............................................15 Kiko, Evan.........................................................36 Kim Davis-Nationwide.................................40 Lowe & Young.................................................38 Meaden & Moore...........................................50 Mennonite Mutual........................................48 Miley Holsteins...............................................17 New Pittsburg Animal Clinic......................65 Nor-J Farms......................................................48 Ohio Beef Council..........................................47 Ohio Holstein Convention Sale......... 34-35 OSU ATI.............................................................21 PBS Animal Health........................................14 Pine Tree Dairy................................................37 Plainfield Holsteins.......................................43 Plain-Knoll Holsteins...................................... 2

Prengers, Inc....................................................17 Quality-Quest Holsteins..............................44 Quietcove Holsteins.............................. 54-55 Raygor Holsteins............................................41 Richlin-J Holsteins.........................................24 Rohaven Holsteins........................................38 Shearer Equipment.......................................20 Silent-B Registered Holsteins...................... 3 Southern-Hills Holsteins.............................22 Spike Rental.....................................................15 ST Genetics......................................................63 Stein-way Equipment..................................66 TenPenny Holsteins........................................ 6 Trent Insurance-Nationwide......................57 U-Dean Farms................................................... 5 Wabash-Way Holsteins................................43 Walnut Hill Feeds...........................................25 Wenger’s Sharpening Service...................18 WG Dairy Supply............................................53

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